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Middle Primitive Elvish

gayas

root. fear

A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “fear” (Ety/GÁYAS). One of its derivatives, N. gaer “dreadful” (< ᴹ✶gaisrā), was given a new etymology in the Quendi and Eldar essay of 1959-60, where S. gaer “awful, fearful” was derived from ✶gairā (WJ/400). However, it is conceivable that √GAYAS could have survived as an extension of later the root √GAY “astound, make aghast”.

Derivatives

  • ᴹ✶gaisrā “dreadful” ✧ Ety/GÁYAS
    • On. gērrha “dreadful” ✧ Ety/GÁYAS
    • N. gaer “dreadful” ✧ Ety/GÁYAS
  • ᴹ✶gais- “to dread” ✧ Ety/GÁYAS
    • ᴹQ. aista- “to dread” ✧ Ety/GÁYAS
  • On. gaia “dread” ✧ Ety/GÁYAS
    • N. gae “dread” ✧ Ety/GÁYAS

Variations

  • GÁYAS ✧ Ety/GÁYAS
  • GAISA ✧ PE18/039
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